Have you ever been rescued from a risky situation or saved from injury or death? Those who come to our aid are called heroes. Some heroes happen to be in the right place at the right time. Others choose to be a hero as a career (though they wouldn’t call themselves heroes.) Other still are fictional creations that inspire us with hope. Each year on April 28th, National Superhero Day honors superheroes, both real and fictional.
Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk, and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize. Even though they are fictional, these superheroes provide role models for our children. They serve and protect while fighting evil.
Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. ~ Gerard Way
Our real-life superheroes may not have superpowers or wear capes. However, just like fictional superheroes, children also look up to them as role models. They serve and protect their communities. These real-life superheroes also dedicate their lives to helping others, saving lives, or being a mentor. Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and teachers are just a few of the heroes who protect us on a daily basis.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY
- Take your favorite superhero to lunch and say thank you for all they do. Let them know that you appreciate them.
- Share what you think makes a hero.
- Take a picture with your favorite hero and post it on social media.
- Draw your version of a superhero.
- If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
- Share your stories and experiences using #NationalSuperheroDay.
- Educators and families, check out the National Day Classroom for projects to #CelebrateEveryDay!